Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal looks at Brian Waters' ability to transition quickly into the Patriots system. After spending 13 years in Kansas City, Waters has been with the Patriots for just over a month and is already tutoring some of the Patriots young offensive linemen. When Bill Belichick was asked about Waters he said, "I've really been impressed with not only the way he's performed, but just the way he's gone about his job."
Steve Krasner of ESPNBoston.com writes about Tom Brady winning another AFC Player of the Week. Yet even with the award, Brady still preaches the Patriots team philosophy. "It's always very flattering to be chosen. There are so many great players in the league," said Brady. "But our offense is 11 guys. It's not just the quarterback or the receivers. It's everybody. It's a collaborative effort. Everybody feeds off one another. It's not one guy doing it. We've done a decent job the first two weeks, but it's only going to get tougher from here. It always does."
Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald gives an in depth look at Tom Brady's ability to attack defenses with his pre-snap reads. "Tom, at the line of scrimmage, before the snap, might be the best in the league," Tim Hasselbeck, an ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback, said of Brady last week. This shortly after Deion Branch said the offense could not be run the way it is without Brady making the right reads.
Mark Farinella of the Sun Chronicle writes about Rob and Dan Gronkowski's ability to set aside excitement of returning to the Buffalo, New York area for this Sunday's game. The Gronkowski brothers grew up just 15 miles away from Ralph Wilson Stadium. When asked about how many Gronkowski supporters might be in the crowd, Rob said "(I'm) not really worried about that. I'm just trying to get to the game and focus on the Buffalo Bills, not who's in the stands. I could actually care less who's out there. I'm just playing my game with my team."
Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com looks at how the Patriots are looking at their 15 game winning streak versus Buffalo; they're not. "That doesn't really mean anything," said Coach Bill Belichick. "I mean, most of the players that played in those games will be watching them on TV, so I don't think that really matters." The Patriots have not lost to the Bills since the 2003 season opener.